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Traffic pollution putting unborn babies’ health at risk, experts warn

Traffic pollution putting unborn babies’ health at risk, experts warn | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Air pollution from road traffic is putting unborn babies' health at risk, according to a new study.

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This work was funded through the cross-research council Environmental Exposures & Health Initiative by the UK Natural Environment Research Council, Medical Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Department of Health.

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The Power of a Press Release

The Power of a Press Release | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Petroc Sumner of Cardiff University and his colleagues found that more than one-third of academic press releases contain exaggerated claims. What’s more, when a study is accompanied by an exaggerated press release, it’s more likely to be hyped in the press.

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Research is funded by the ESRC under the ESRC Transformative Research call

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Experimental e-Cigarette use in youth on the rise

Experimental e-Cigarette use in youth on the rise | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
E-cigarette use has been linked to current smoking, but low prevalence of regular use suggests a contribution to nicotine addiction is unlikely.
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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions (DECIPHer).(Access to article requires registration (free)).

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Hacking into health research

Hacking into health research | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Patients get called a lot of things these days. Simon Stevens, for example, referred to them as the “renewable energy” of health services. The NHS White Paper called them “the heart” of the NHS. We at PRIMER (the Primary care Research in Manchester Engagement Resource), however, decided to call them hackers.
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The article discusses a Patient Hack Day, part-funded by the ESRC.

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